• Skills
  • Responsibilities
  • Support & Guidance
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • The role as a volunteer mentor is to work with a ‘focus list’ and ensure they were getting subject specific support in their lessons or through after school interventions. This role ensures we are leaders when facilitating new activities such as lunchtime clubs and 1 to 1 sessions.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • City Year allows us to develop new schools each school term. My speaking and listening skills have grown immensely during this experience and my overall confidence has increased widely. I have become a more creative yet critical thinker due to this experience.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 5/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • We were given many responsibilities during this placement such as being team leader for every term. This allowed us to guide the rest of our team and pass on any inquiries to our impact officer.

  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 5/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • We received a variety of support, the most important one was from our impact officer. They were able to test our skills by observing in classrooms which helped us improve greatly.

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 5/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • The atmosphere was enthusiastic especially in training. Due to the impact of COVID we had training sessions online, yet the atmosphere was always exciting.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I enjoyed my placement a considerable amount. Even though the pandemic did not give the most effective opportunity, there were so many positives to take from this. I was happy with the team and life long communications that I built, as well as making a difference to the students that I worked with. I also improved greatly with my soft skills which I have become more confidence with.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 4/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at City Year UK
  • 4/5

  • 7. Would you recommend City Year UK to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to City Year UK
  • Confidence is key, do not shy away from opportunities. Make sure you work well with your team as they can uplift and guide you further in your journey.

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Placement Year (10 Months+)


West Midlands

October 2021

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